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Basic Scriptwriting


  • Part Time
  • CityVarsity Provider Programme

Short Programmes upgrade skills and knowledge to ensure success in a chosen field of learning, but are not credit bearing and not registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

*Course start dates and tuition fees are subject to change.

DESCRIPTION

The course guides aspirant writers through the process of working on the first draft of a script for film or television.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Aspirant writers who would like to explore their writing skills and develop their craft.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • English proficiency
  • 18 Years or older

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Screenplays that are submitted will be developed and candidates will be shown the opportunities that exist for submission. The course will empower writers with the right skills to tell powerful and unique stories in a format relevant for the screen.

COURSE OUTLINE 

  • What is a story?
  • Genre: what does this mean for a writer?
  • How about characters?
  • The difficulty of dialogue.
  • Archetypes and their uses.
  • Treating it write!
  • Formatting scripts.
  • Presenting your work

DURATION

18 Hours

CERTIFICATION

On successful completion of the programme, the learner will receive the CityVarsity Certificate of Proficiency in Basic Scriptwriting.

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